It’s getting cold! It’s -7 in Fairbanks Alaska. Time to put on fur hats, ruff up your coats, put on piluguq, fur house slippers and fur coats….burrrr!
Here are some items up for sale:
My mom made the full beaver hat
I made these two hats and house slipper
The items below are special orders;
Twin boys piluguq
I think I’ll go back to sewing the qaliq.
If you need warmth – call me ❄️
Merna Wharton “Nasek’taq” is Yup'ik from Akiacuaq (Akiachak) lives in Anchorage Alaska. Merna is an Alaska Native artist, poet, traditional and contemporary seamstress, carver, gatherer of greens and berries, and loves the outdoors of Alaska! Merna enjoys finding art in natural elements and shares her experiences through her website, nasektaq.com. Merna crafts to preserve her culture and art and shares her worldview from a remote village Yup’ik girl’s perspective with a glimpse of life in Alaska in her writing and poems. More information about her art can be found at https://www.rasmuson.org/49writers/artist-profile/merna-wharton/.
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